During a recent Agile Scrum Boot Camp in Toronto the instructor, Rod Bray, made the statement that a plane traveling from Toronto Pearson Airport to Heathrow Airport was off course 85% of the time, but since it’s always making course corrections the aircraft arrives at its destination. Generally students are surprised by this comment. I [...]
Agile Scrum successes in 2012 – what is next? Over the past 12 months it has been great to watch our clients transform themselves from waterfall or in some cases ad-hoc software project management to adopting a software development delivery process based on Agile and Scrum. The team results have been significant, Indigo with their [...]
Is there a correlation between a companies worth and their SDLC process? I recently read The Open Letter to RIM’s Management that discussed what RIM should do to get back on its feet. The letter had 8 key points, but my interest was point #2. “Recruit Senior SW Leaders & enable decision-making”. Within that point [...]
I was talking to a friend over the weekend that I used to play golf with years ago. I had not seen him in a long-time and we were catching up, he asked me what was new in our business. My friends that are not in technology don’t understand what our firm does so I tend to use analogies to simply.
What surprised me about the Agile Scrum training was… I have been with WFS for a couple of months, and was quickly amazed at the customer feedback we consistently receive about our 2 day Agile Scrum Boot Camp training. Our customers cannot say enough about the depth of content and the expertise of our instructors. [...]
What is the current misconception about agile software development? There appears to be a real misperception about agile or iterative software development - many executives and business leaders perceive agile to be ‘ad hoc’ and therefore not an approach for larger, more-complex systems. What is agile software development?…and what it’s not One key point I would like to make is [...]
Agile’s Role at IBM’s Software Development Conference IBM Canada recently invited Web Financial Solutions (WFS) to participate at an IBM Conference called Innovate Comes to You. This conference is a smaller local one-day version of a much larger five-day conference that occurs once a year in Florida called “Innovate.” It’s IBM’s way to bring some of the larger [...]
The lack of meaningful metrics is one aspect of software development that has always baffled me. This lack of metrics causes project issues to simmer without action. The business dimension that suffers is “predictability” – or delivering functionality on time. Recently, I was invited to attend a project ‘stand up’ meeting or Scrum meeting. A ‘Scrum’ meeting lasts 15 minutes [...]